In order to close the gap in Indigenous health outcomes, we need more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become allied health professionals and join the broader allied health workforce. The allied health workforce is broad and diverse, with not just a professional workforce but a significant and vital support workforce including, but not limited to, allied health assistants, rehabilitation assistants and social and emotional wellbeing.

IAHA members volunteer their time to share their stories, experiences and journey’s into allied health. This is critical to understanding the diversity of discipline’s and the work they can do in communities, services and hospitals across the health, disability, aged care, education, community services and other sectors.

The following stories showcase inspirational Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander allied health professionals sharing their journeys with you.